Requisition # 2017-8137 Department Finance Technology Category Financial Services and Procurement Date Posted 3 days ago Full-Time / Part-Time Full-Time Application Deadline
The Office of Finance & Treasury actively searches for staff members of exceptional ability and promise who share in Princeton University's commitment to excellence, and who present a diversity of viewpoints and cultures. We offer varied professional opportunities spanning all aspects of financial management, analysis, and processing in support of the teaching and research mission. As part of the University community, we respect the dignity and individuality of each member while trying to foster a sense of shared experience and common purpose. We are unwavering in our commitment to both diversity and community and embrace the variety of talents, backgrounds, and perspectives of all of our colleagues.
The Planning and Budgeting Systems Analyst will play a critical role in the development and implementation for a University-wide Departmental Planning and Budgeting initiative. The successful candidate will deliver architecture and integration design, systems administration, monitoring, and innovative business consulting for this initiative. To meet these requirements, the systems analyst will need to combine an in-depth functional understanding of planning and budgeting, along with technical acumen and knowledge of how to enable these processes using Oracle's Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS), to include integrations across a range of financial and reporting systems. It is essential that the systems analyst have a deep understanding and recent experience with Oracle Hyperion and/or Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service.
This role will be responsible for addressing business problems and/or opportunities by capturing requirements, documenting processes, and recommending functional designs in support of departmental planning process improvements. With an emphasis on usability, the systems analyst will be responsible for the design, configuration, testing and deployment of PBCS forms, dashboards, and reports. This position will provide ongoing technical support for the operations and maintenance activities required for the planning and budgeting processes. The systems analyst will collaborate as part of a team of business analysts, developers, and subject matter experts supporting the University's financial systems, and will directly support budget analysts in the Office of Finance & Treasury. The candidate will be responsible for the escalation of issues to vendor support and recommending new functionality from the cloud solution that can be leveraged for our implementation. This position will contribute across business processes, engaging in other functional areas and offering knowledge transfer and guidance for cross-functional designs and issue resolution.
The successful candidate will need to be self motivated and organized, highly observant of and sensitive to the culture of the University and its many constituencies, inherently collegial and service oriented, and an excellent communicator.
Responsibility for systems design and integration activities for the Planning and Budgeting business processes
Coordinates within Finance & Treasury departments and other campus partners to document and analyze functional requirements, identify gaps and construct alternative approaches to meet requirements (adhering to approved methodology and documentation standards)
Provides leadership in identifying and defining enhancement opportunities for assigned business areas
Collaborates closely with business owners to ensure enhancements and designs satisfy the required needs of the business and campus
Serves as key resource providing expertise for the planning and budgeting business processes to include:
Configuration changes or updates to the system
Design and configuration of forms, dashboards and reports
Systems integration requirements
Cross-cube calculation rules
Support for University budgeting and forecasting processes
System administration and monitoring
Provide input for design of PBCS security and roles.
Reconciles data between PBCS and integrating transactional and reporting systems
Maintains data dimension structures and reporting hierarchies
In collaboration with the Business Intelligence/Reporting team, identifies opportunities and develops functional designs to enhance planning and budgeting reporting capabilities
Works with functional, technical and reporting peers to identify best approaches to ensure that user requirements are met with a usable, intuitive and efficient manner and implement approved solutions
Facilitates status, business alignment, and issue meetings
Plays a key role in leading and executing functional user acceptance testing with guidance from the project teams. Writes test scripts and performs detailed testing to ensure that software and reports function correctly
Ability to identify and communicate downstream impacts of enhancements or major projects to other teams /departments that may be impacted. Needs to work well in a matrix environment
Critically evaluates information gathered from multiple sources, reconciles conflicts, decomposes high-level information, and distinguishes user requests from the underlying true needs
Supports organizational readiness by contributing to the planning for communications and training materials to facilitate the introduction of new planning and budgeting capabilities
Coordinates with Office of Information Technology (OIT) personnel on addressing technical requirements impacting the overall solution design
Provides knowledge transfer to teammates working in other business areas
Ability to manage time and expectations across multiple projects and concurrent tasks, as well as ability to troubleshoot and resolve production support items
Facilitates prioritization discussions in assigned business area
Bachelor's degree in technology related field or business administration
Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience
Recent and deep experience with Oracle Hyperion and/or Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS)
Experience in SDLC for multiple Planning and Budgeting implementations
Broad knowledge in the business functions of Planning and Budgeting
Advanced skill in Microsoft Excel
Expertise in PeopleSoft Financials 9.2
Master's degree in technology related field or business administration
Higher education experience
User interface design experience
Project management experience
NOTE: This is a two year term position
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